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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Court Proceedings

Some of the court proceedings in the pretrial phase are aimed at getting you to settle the case without a trial. The majority of pretrial court proceedings have to do with scheduling and getting all of the information needed for the trial together. Your attorney will let you know whether or not you need to be there for these proceedings. If you don’t have an attorney, you absolutely must be there for all of the proceedings or you might lose your case on a technicality.

When Will Your Case Be Heard by the Court?

The court will hear parts of your case as they come up, but the trial isn’t likely to happen for a minimum of three to six months, and probably closer to a year. This is because it takes time to collect all of the ...

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